Make the most of it ladies. Your days of playing in the vege patch are coming to an end.
Over Summer I gave up on the vege patch.
Since Christmas with all the rain we've had and the heat I just felt like it was all too much work for too little reward. It has made me realise what will keep growing with total neglect. Not the most scientific of experiments but it has shown me what plants don't really need a lot of TLC. I wasn't surprised that some of the herbs survived, but the strawberries did surprise me. They have virtually finished fruiting now and are sending out runners so it's time to revamp the strawberry bed ready for their next crop.
This all should have been done a few weeks ago but better late than never.
I bought Green Harvest's cool weather seed collection which includes silverbeet, cabbage, kale, leeks, beetroot, peas, lettuce and broccoli plus a variety of different coloured carrots (inspired by Hazel). Some will be started in seed trays and some sown directly. Because I'm running late getting started I will probably buy seedlings as well - depending on what is available.
Soon we'll have a productive garden again - I've really missed it.
But it's bad news for the ladies - they won't be allowed in any more. Hope they forgive me.